Massachusetts Pain Initiative

Our Purpose

We are focused on improving the quality of life for people suffering from pain though focus on . . .

Knowledge • Education • Policy

Our Major Initiatives

Save the Date for the Fall Pain Symposium!

We are excited for the Fall Pain Symposium at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester, MA on October 24th, 2024.

The program will run from 7:30AM to approximately 3:30PM, with continental breakfast and lunch included. Our Keynote speaker is Dr. Peter De Pergola, Director of Clinical Ethics at Baystate Medical Center, Professor at Elms College, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Tufts School of Medicine, research scientist and TEDMED speaker.

Nursing and Physical Therapy continuing education credits will be offered. More information to come!

Policy Advocacy

  • Identify policies that limit the delivery of effective and necessary pain care to patients and hinder their healthcare providers
  • Work with state and federal policy makers to provide important information and perspective from healthcare providers and pain patients
  • Work with key policy makers to sponsor or support expert commissions, legislation, regulations, and improvements to access and insurance coverage for appropriate pain care

Communication of Pain Knowledge & New Information

  • Provide updated pain knowledge and information through various types of communications 
  • Support the delivery of pain knowledge through our professional education and policy initiatives

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News Updates

Healthy People 2023

May 2023 Webinar Best Practices in Pain Care

Healthy People Chronic Pain Objectives

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion/Department of Health and Human Services

CDC 2022 Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain

Summary of the 2022 Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain